At FUSSED we are interested in all aspects of art and design, from the famous to the obscure, from the weird and wonderful, from fashion to fine art and all inbetween. Continuing on in the talent countdown, we predict who we think will be the Film-Makers to look out for in 2013.
Laura Thies First on this list is independent film director Laura Thies, whose 2012 feature film Surviving Family won the Viewers' Choice Award at the Indie Gathering Film Festival. The film centres around Terry Malone, a woman whose chance of settling down with the man of her dreams is marred by her family’s history. The film explores themes of alcoholism, death and a tragic secret that could tear the family apart
A group of film productionstudents from Bournemouth collaborated to produce this next entry. Directed byConrad Milligan, “A visit to the Tank Museum” evokes a ‘night at themuseum-esque’ feel to promote the Tank Museum in Bournemouth. They aimed toshow that museums can “fire the imagination and bring the past to life.” Thefilm was so successful that it was shortlisted for the New Forest Film FestivalShort Film competition, and another film is currently in discussion.
American film-maker Alex Bohs isa little known independent writer/director/editor from Chicago. With a firm following, Alex is starting toestablish himself in the world of Film. His short film “half” was screened at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival and has won 4 independent film awards.
Up and coming producer ArielKleiman is an Australian film-maker currently based in London. His short film Deeperthan Yesterday is a hauntingly beautiful film evoking a “sense ofclaustrophobia and hyper [masculinity] induced knife-edge tension.” It has beenhugely successful in the film industry having won 5 independent film awards,most recently the Leeds International Film festival Jury Prize Short Filmcompetition.
This directing duo has recentlyhad an incredibly successful run, their most famous short film “TheAstronomer’s Sun” has been shown in 70 festivals, and won 6 independent filmawards including the Leeds International Film Festival Yorkshire Short FilmCompetition. The film is a beautifully directed stop motion animation about aman and his mechanical bear, who “visit an abandoned observatory to confrontmemories of his past and follow his father on a magical journey.”